Asian Games: Nepal create history by scoring 314 in T20 match

Nepal also breaks records by scoring fastest century and fifty in a T20 match

September 27, 2023
Nepal'sDipendra Singh Airee during 19th Asian Games against Mongolia on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. — Twitter/Sportskeeda

HANGZHOU: The Nepal men's cricket team kicked off the Asian Games campaign by creating history after the team scored 314 runs in the T20 match against Mongolia on Wednesday.

Nepal set a world record for scoring the most runs in T20 cricket with seven wickets in hand.

Nepal's Kushal Malla smashed a century in just 34 balls. He remained unbeaten by scoring137 off 50 balls. Meanwhile,Dipendra Singh Airee scored a 50 with just nine balls.

The team's skipperRohit Paudel scored61 runs off 27 balls,

They also set a record by winning the first match with a huge margin against Mongolia by 273 runs. The Mongolian team was bowled outfor just 41 runs in the 14th over of the match.

"Nepal kicked off their Asian Games campaign in spectacular fashion, clinching a resounding victory over Mongolia by a staggering 273 runs. Records tumbled in their wake, marking an unforgettable day for Nepalese cricket," wrote the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on their official X account, formerly known as Twitter.

Before Nepal, the Czech Republic had set the record of winning by a huge margin. They achieved this feat during a match against Turkey by winning with257 runs in 2019.

Earlier, Afghanistan had set a record for making the most runs in a T20 match. The Afghan team scored a massive278 runs for three wickets in a T20 match against Ireland in February 2019.